a-7 - Ronald E. KEMP - and a teacher at and coach at  Du Pont school at Nashville, Tenn.


b-7 - William H. KEMP born at Nashville, Tenn. -  married and principal of a junior high school at Savannah,  Ga.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          c-7 -----------PETTY,  a daughter married to Wayne HARK-READER  and

living at Nashville, Tenn.


(7) Mary PETTY, daughter of Andrew Jackson PETTY and Susan BOZE PETTY died at the age of eighteen months.


Andrew Jackson PETTY married his second wife, Carey A Pettross Oct. 13, 1887. 

They had two children:  (8) John William PETTY and (9) Henry Dixon PETTY.


(8)  John William PETTY born Oct 27, 1888-  died Nov. 20, 1917. He was

born at Carthage, Smith Co., Tenn. And lived there all his life.  He was married to

Lottie Elmira LIGON. They had two children:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a-8  Mabel Virginia PETTY  born Dec. 20, 1914 at Carthage, Tenn. -

married William Ernest HUGHES born Oct. 27, 1909  William Ernest HUGHES

Jr. born June 28, 1938 at Carthage, Tenn. - married Ruth CRUMBLEY born July

11, 194. At Columbia, Tenn.  They have two children:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         aa  - Cassandra Faith HUGHES born Jan. 24, 1963 at Nashville, Tenn.

bb-  Camellia Lynn HUGHES born Feb. 28, 1966.  Nashville, Tenn.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2-  Sue Carol HUGHES  born Sept. 27, 1935 at Carthage, Tenn. - married

Wade CANTRELL  born June  5, 1935 at Fayetteville, Tenn.  They have two


aa- Candace Lagay CANTRELL born Dec. 24, 1956 at Fayetteville, Lincoln

Co. Tenn.

bb-  Carmen Sue CANTRELL  born 1958 at Fayetteville.


b-8 John William PETTY, Jr. born March 22,1918 at Carthage, Tenn. married Geraldine THOMPSON born April 29, 1917 at Carthage, dau. Of G. Y and Sally

COLBERT THOMPSON.   They had two children:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 - Janice  Gaye PETTY  born Dec 2, 1943 at Lebanon,  Wilson Co.,Tenn.

married Stephen Wilson HAWKS born Sept. 9, 1943 at Carthage, Tenn.  They have two children: aa- Penny Gaye HAWKS born Sept. 1, 1963 at Ackerman, Miss. And bb-Tony Wilson HAWKS born Aug 22, 1966 at Carthage, Tenn.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.  Juanita Joy PETTY born Dec. 20, 1947 - Lebanon Tenn- marrie Larry

Coleman KEY born Nov. 11, 1947 at Carthage, Tenn.   They have a daughter:

  aa-Joy Michell (21) KEY born March 9, 1966 at Nashville, Tenn.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bill Petty and his wife are public spirited people who can be counted on to have a hand in anything going on that is good for the community. Bill was a member of a crew

That served aboard a B-24 bomber in Europe in the Second World War. Then as now, he did his duty as he saw it- then back home he, with the help of his wife, continues to serve- beginning at their on home where they have raised two fine daughters and extending it to their church, Bill is a successful business man,  has served as Mayor of his town, a member of the council and somehow finds time to take an interest in working with the Boy Scouts, Bill and Geraldine PETTY are still young and vigorous people of the kind our Country needs.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (9) Henry Dixon (Jimmy) PETTY – born May 26, 1890 at Carthage, Tenn. died

Oct. 9, 1956 and is buried in the Moss Graveyard beside his wife and just across the river from his birthplace. Jimmy , as he was always called was a handsome man with the crisp, dark-red hair characteristic of many of the PETTYS. He was gay and charming. Everyone who knew him felt the warmth of his personality. He married Mamie Avo MOSS, a good and lovely woman, born Sept. 12, 1889 – died Feb. 1943 and buried in the Moss Graveyard at her family home. Their Children:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a-9 Carey Ethel PETTY born April 9, 1912 at Carthage, Tenn. – died  Dec. 27, 1963 at Lebanon, Oregon  and is buried there. She married Edgar Collier in 1940 and had lived in Washington and Oregon since that time. They had no children.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       b-9 Mary Florence PETTY born Nov. 27, 1919 – married April 9, 1942 to John Allen HARVILLE. They have five children including a set of twins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1- Kenneth Allen HARVILLE born March 4, 1943.

2- Robert Gerald (Bobby) born May 19, 1946.

3- Barry Lee and  4-  Terry Neal (twins)  born Jan. 4, 1949 and

5- Bruce Edward HARVILLE born Dec. 15, 1855.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       c-9 Clarence Donoho PETTY born June 15, 1915 – married Oct. 20, 1935 to Roberta EARPS. They have two children:

1. Lois Jane PETTY born Oct. 3, 1936.

2. Harold Dean Petty born Oct. 8, 1942. (22)


d-9 Latcher Clyde PETTY born Feb. 28,1917 - married Feb. 28, 1917 - married

to Lucy Beatrice EARPS born Aug. 30, 1922.  They have two children:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1- Faye Clyrene PETTY born April 10, 1943.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2- Shirley Anne PETTY  born Dec. 30, 1945.


f-9 Cora Frances PETTY  born Sept. 12, 1920 - married a Mr. HALLIBURTON.


g-9 Grover E. PETTY born and died 1922.


h-9 Jimmy D. PETTY  died at birth.


i-9 William Clell PETTT born  Sept. 26, 1924 has made military service his

career.  At latest account he was a colonel in the U.S. Army stationed in

Germany.  He married about 1950 to Reda ELLIOT a native of Massachusetts.

There are two sons:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1-Jimmy PETTY born about 1958.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2-Kevin PETTY born about 1961.


e-9 Helen K. PETTY born Dept. 26, 1919 - married about 1942 to Dwight

Dalton BENNETT.  They have two children:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1- Larry Dwight BENNETT  born Jan. 9, 1946.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2- Keith BENNETT born April 11, 1950.


j-9 Gladys Pauline (Polly) PETTY  born Oct. 17, 1926 in Smith County, Tenn.

- married Royce O. CRABB.  They had two daughters:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Deborah Lynn born April 6, 1954.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2. Judy Ann born Dec 6, 1956.  The family lives in Roseville, Michigan.


       Andrew Jackson PETTY  was married 3rd to Betty GREGORY.  4th to Amanda SUTTON. He and Amanda had a child but both mother and child died.  His 5th marriage

was to Elinor (Eliza)   CRAIGHEAD  and she survived him. (23)


C- The third child of Henderson B PETTY and Nancy Pryor GRESHAM was Mary C. PETTY born in Smith County Tenn. In 1848 - died of diptheria 1862 at

Stonewall, Tenn.


D- Martha Emmaline (Patsy) PETTY was born June 22, 1850 - in Smith Co.,

Tenn. - died Aug 25, 1924 near Carthage, Tenn. Where she had spent all of her married life and where all her children were born and grew up.  She is buried in Gibbs Graveyard near South Carthage - she was married Nov. 18, 1874 to James Carroll GIBBS - born in Smith County Tenn. Jan. 7, 1844  a son of John and Mary GIBBS.  James Carroll GIBBS died Dec. 28, 1926 and is buried beside his wife in the Gibbs Graveyard.  They had seven children:

1- Mary born March 4, 1877.  2- John Henry GIBBS born Sept. 3, 1878. 

3- Lenore GIBBS born April 10, 1880.  4- Carrie T. GIBBS born March 10, 1883.

5- Julia Frances GIBBS born July 1, 1885. 6- Margie Elizabeth GIBBS born March 31, 1887. 7- Nancy Pryor GIBBS BORN April 15, 1890.


1- Mary   GIBBS born March 4, 1877 was married three times.  1st to Burton ALLEN, 2nd  to Scott FORD and 3rd to James WHITEFIELD.  There were two sons by the first marriage:


a-1 - William Carroll ALLEN born Oct 17, 1896


b-1 - Hugh Bridges ALLEN born Sept. 1, 1900.


c-1 - Robert Henry  FORD  was born to her 2nd marriage but I learned

nothing about him except his name.


There were two sons by the 3rd marriage:


d-1 - Luther Gordon WHITFIELD


e-1 - Willis Hayden WHITFIELD.


a-1 - William Carroll ALLEN born Oct 17, 1896 Smith Co., Tenn. - died Feb.

9, 1966 Smith Co., Tenn. And is buried in Dixon Springs Cem.  He married Ethel HARGIS born April 14, 1895 at Granville, Tenn.  Dau. Of Shelby HARGIS  and Maggie REYNOLDS.  William CARROLL ALLEN was a veteran of World War I. He served 1914-1916 in the famed Rainbow Infantry.  He and Ethel HARGIS had three sons:


a-  Rex B. ALLEN born Jan. 3, 1924 at Carthage, Tenn.  He married Allie

Mai BROWN born March 3, 1927 at Gainesboro, Tenn. And they had two



1- Douglas W. ALLEN  born June 7, 1948 and at present (24) serving in   the U. S. Armed Forces.


2- Wanda Gayle ALLEN born March 31, 1953.


Note:  Rex B. ALLEN served in his father’s old outfit, the Rainbow Infantry, in World War II, 1943-1945.


b- Leonard Cecil ALLEN born April 11, 1926 at Granville, Tenn. - married

Dec 11, 1948 to Winnie Belle FLATT born Aug 2, 1928 at Bloomington Springs, Tenn.  They have five children:


1- Rose Jean ALLEN born 1949.


2- James Rellon ALLEN born 1951.


3- Daniel Ray ALLEN born 1952.


4- Barbara Susa ALLEN born Jan. 20, 1953.


5- William (Billy) C. ALLEN  born 1954.


c- Fred Paul ALLEN born Feb. 28, 1930 at Granville, Tenn. - married July

2, 1952 to Mary M. BRYANT born Feb. 18, 1932 at Baxter, Tenn.  They had two



1- Ann Darlene ALLEN  born July 13, 1953.

2- John Carroll ALLEN  born Nov. 27, 1959.



b-1  Hugh Bridges ALLEN born Sept. 1, 1900 in Smith Co., Tenn. - served in

the U.S. Navy for a spell - came home and married Robbie S. POPE.   They still live in Smith Co. and they have no children.  (Right here, let me brag that we have no draft-card burners in this family!  Indeen many of the lads whose names are mentioned in these pages have fine service records which are not mentioned, simply because details are lacking.)


2-  John Henry GIBBS born Sept. 3, 1878 at Carthage, Tenn.  - died at Carthage, April 25, 1948.  I am not at all sure of my data on this family- a little of it I know personally.  John H. GIBBS married twice - 1st to Matilda ALLEN - second to Vera SMITH. There were three children by the first marriage:


a-2   - Olga GIBBS married Eldon BASS  and had one son:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a- Buford BASS.


b-2   - Irene GIBBS born about 1906 - never married.


c-2   Lemuel Campbell GIBBS married Mary Lou WILKERSON.


John Henry GIBBS  and Vera SMITH had, I think, three children:


d-2 - J.R. GIBBS,  e-2 - Henry GIBBS,   f-3 - Linnie GIBBS who died when a

young girl. (25)




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